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Michael Young
Position: Backstroke
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Sydney, Australia
High School: Mater Maria Catholic
Major: Undecided
Born: 08/28/1992
Michael Young Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

LSU's record holder in the 400 medley relay
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2012 SEC All-Freshmen Team
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR YEAR (2013-14)
Notched the program's fifth-fastest 200 back time (1:45.26) in a fifth place finish in the ‘C' final at the SEC Championships ... Finished third in the ‘C' final of the 100 backstroke (47.82) at the SEC's ... Touched the wall second in the 200 back (1:47.98) against Auburn ... Swept the backstroke events against South Carolina with times of 49.16 in the 100 back and 1:47.31 in the 200 back ... Posted a time of 48.25 in the 100 backstroke to claim a fourth place finish at the Texas A&M Invite ... Touched the wall second overall in the 200 back with a time of 1:45.92 ... Finished second in the 100 back (50.24) and 200 back (1:49.67) against SMU ... Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Dropped time in both backstroke events and in the 100 butterfly … Qualified for the NCAA Championships and competed on the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 200 freestyle relay … Captured the consolation final of the 100 back with LSU’s fourth best all-time swim of 47.64 at the SEC Championships … Finished 15th in the 200 back (1:45.65) after swimming the program’s fifth best mark of 1:45.64 in prelims of the SEC Championships … Led off LSU’s program record 400 medley relay at SEC’s with a split of 47.82 … Registered his career low in the 100 fly with a mark of 48.57 at SEC’s … Named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week after his pair of victories in the 100 back (49.65) and in the 200 back (1:48.53) in a home win over Alabama … Posted the team’s fastest midseason mark in the 100 back (48.64) and 200 back (1:46.54) and third best 100 butterfly (49.70) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back and the 200 back at the Phil Hansel Invite … Raced to fifth in the 100 fly at the midseason meet … Took second in the 100 back (50.16) and in the 200 back (1:50.18) in a dual with Auburn … Acquired a first place swim in the 100 back (50.96) in a road win over SMU … Snagged a pair of second place finishes in the 100 back (49.78) and the 200 back (1:49.39) in a dual with Texas A&M … Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
A skilled backstroker who made his mark in the conference in his freshman campaign … Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors … Posted the program’s fifth best all-time 100 backstroke (48.16) in a sixth place finish at the SEC Championships … Notched LSU’s sixth fastest 200 back (1:45.99) in a 10th place finish at the conference meet … Also competed in the Tennessee Invitational and in every dual meet … Cranked out a third place swim in the 200 back (1:47.15), a fourth place swim in the 100 back (49.24) and an 11th place swim in the 200 individual medley (1:52.74) at the Tennessee Invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back (50.05) and second in the 200 back (1:50.09) in a victory over Alabama … Took first in the 200 back (1:50.02) and second in the 100 back (50.59) against Florida … Nailed a first place swim in the 200 back (1:50.45) against Florida … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Outstanding prep backstroker who won multiple district and age group championships … Also broke multiple school records in backstroke and freestyle events at Mater Maria Catholic College ... Boasts top times of 55.55 and 1:59.62 in the short-course 100m and 200m back, respectively, while possessing marks of 57.46 and 2:04.82 in the long-course 100m and 200m back … Versatile and well-rounded student-athlete who also starred in rugby, was an Honor Roll student in the classroom and contributed significantly to community service.

PERSONAL
Born April 15, 1992, in Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia … Parents are Greg and Maxine Young … Has three brothers -- Matt, Chris and Ben … Currently undecided on major.

YOUNG'S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.64, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.26, 2014 SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 48.57, 2013 SEC Championships

YOUNG'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.82, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.26, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 49.23, SEC Championships

 

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